Are you between the ages of 18-34 and are you passionate about drawing? Show off your talent by entering The Blue Dot competition by drawing, sketching or designing a moment, an interesting perspective or any creative idea that represents the theme “Education and Violent Extremism.” As the world reels in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Brussels and Paris in 2015 and 2016, there is growing recognition that these attacks are becoming a global threat—one unlikely to diminish in the coming years. With atrocities being committed across the globe in Nairobi, London, Mumbai, New York, Barcelona, and Beirut over the past few years, the need for peace through dialogue and solidarity has never been greater.
In this context, education is at the heart of the framework to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. As the means to changing attitudes and mindsets, education possesses the power to connect young people across political, religious and cultural divides to build a shared sense of responsibility for the world we live in. Ultimately, education is the key to building more peaceful and sustainable societies.
- First Prize – $200
- Second Prize – $150
- Third Prize – $100
The top three winning entries will be published in the July 2016 Issue of The Blue Dot, UNESCO MGIEP’s biannual magazine.
Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, relevance, and overall impact. Judging will be conducted by the Communications Team and the Director of UNESCO MGIEP.